Sparking Creativity in LED Art with CircuitPython
2021-02-20, 13:15–13:45, Interactive Track

Debra Ansell has been building LED art and wearables for over a decade. The advent of CircuitPython - a variant of Python built to run on small microcontrollers and interact easily with hardware - has helped to facilitate her creative process by making it cheap and simple to quickly iterate and prototype new designs. Many CircuitPython modules exist which allow creators to control different types and configurations of LEDs with only a few lines of code. Debra will display some of her works and discuss how she uses CircuitPython in her creations.


Making and creative coding opens a whole new world of possibilities! Join this interactive session with Debra, author of the popular Geek Mom Projects blog, while she shows off live demos of some of her favorite dazzling LED projects. Debra will cover different types of LEDs that can be used, how she’s incorporated CircuitPython and MicroPython in some of her designs, and so much more!

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Debra Ansell has been building LED art and wearables for over a decade and she is the author of the popular Geek Mom Projects blog. The advent of CircuitPython - a variant of Python built to run on small microcontrollers and interact easily with hardware - has helped to facilitate her creative process by making it cheap and simple to quickly iterate and prototype new designs.